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  1. terry carter

    The Birmingham Pals in the Great War

    Just looked at picture. Yes she does look like Angela Merkel lol
  2. terry carter

    The Birmingham Pals in the Great War

    Sorry I've not posted for quite a long time This is a cropped photograph that I have of some members of the 1st Birmingham Battalion (14th Royal Warwickshire) on the platform of Sutton Park Station with family and friends prior to the battalion's departure to continue their training at...
  3. terry carter

    Yardley Secondary School Grammar School

    Hello all I'm still alive and kicking. Sorry haven't been active on the Forum. I will try and be more active Regards Terry
  4. terry carter

    Yardley Secondary School Grammar School

    Have you researched the names? If not I'd be happy to help Terry
  5. terry carter

    Yardley Secondary School Grammar School

    Sorry for not responding. I seem to look at the Facebook pages rather than actually visiting the actual forum. I will make amends
  6. terry carter

    Bertram Thomas Williams Royal Warks..

    Then there is the family published on 8 September 1916 in the Birmingham Daily Gazette
  7. terry carter

    Bertram Thomas Williams Royal Warks..

    found this in the Birmingham Daily Post published on 11 August 1916
  8. terry carter

    10th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment 1918

    I have taken this from the 19th Division HQ War Diary and it is the last but one page from a narrative of events undertaken by the Division from the 9 to 19 April 1918. Regards Terry
  9. terry carter

    Royal Warwickshire Regiment

    in the 1918 absent voters book there is a Cecil Aldridge A1298 serving in the 20th Bn KRRC with the address 2 back 25 Bristol Street. The photo above looks like a pre-war Territorial Camp so he may have decided to join another regiment during the war. I found no Cecil Edward Aldridge serving in...
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    The Birmingham Pals in the Great War

    Several Warwickshire County cricketers served in the Birmingham Pals plus these two former Villa players who served in the 3rd Birmingham Battalion.
  11. terry carter

    The Birmingham Pals in the Great War

    Yes Steve it was the 1st Birmingham Battalion Sports Day in Sutton Park
  12. terry carter

    The Birmingham Pals in the Great War

    Taken from the Birmingham Daily Post 6 August 1916
  13. terry carter

    The Birmingham Pals in the Great War

    Ghosts One evening, ere the final fall of dark, I walk'd awhile alone in Sutton Park And view'd, with pleasure subtly mixed with pain, The old familiar land-marks once again. There, there before my memory-clouded eyes, I saw the shades of yesterday arise. Beneath the pallid summer-evening moon...
  14. terry carter

    The Birmingham Pals in the Great War

    I have a few pictures, the small type, of the 16th Royal Warwickshire on active service that belonged to an officer of the battalion. Terry
  15. terry carter

    The Birmingham Pals in the Great War

    Here is a picture of the drums and bugles platoon of the 3rd Birmingham Battalion. On active service these would become stretcher bearers. The soldier marked with an "X" is Hilary Arthur Reuel Tolkien the brother of J.R.R. Tolkien (Lord of the Rings etc) As you can see the men are now wearing...
  16. terry carter

    The Birmingham Pals in the Great War

    Hi Steve During 1915 Charlie Chaplin films were so popular that various Birmingham cinemas held competitions for the best Charlie Chaplin impersonator. No Doubt the Pals in your picture were doing the same. Terry (now I know who outbid me for this postcard on ebay!!!)
  17. terry carter

    The Birmingham Pals in the Great War

    Members of the 2nd Birmingham Battalion (15th Royal Warwickshire) being inspected at Codford St Mary on Salisbury Plain. The picture was taken few days before they went onto active service in France on 21 November 1915. Terry
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    The Birmingham Pals in the Great War

    Hello Steve Due to men being commissioned from the three battalions during their training period, each battalion raised a reserve "E" Company. When the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Birmingham Pals left Birmingham in June 1915 to continue their training in Yorkshire each reserve company remained and...
  19. terry carter

    The Birmingham Pals in the Great War

    Hi Steve I recognise a couple of faces that were definitely 1st Birmingham Battalion. Regards Terry
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